biddable

[bid-uh-buh l]

adjective

Cards. adequate to bid upon: a biddable suit.
willing to do what is asked; obedient; tractable; docile: a biddable child.
that may be acquired by bidding: biddable merchandise.

Origin of biddable

First recorded in 1820–30; bid1 + -able
Related formsbid·da·bil·i·ty, bid·da·ble·ness, nounbid·da·bly, adverbun·bid·da·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for biddable

Historical Examples of biddable

  • "Look how biddable he was about goin' back to the Works," she continued.

    The Turmoil

    Booth Tarkington

  • The girl obeyed implicitly, "as if she were a good, biddable child," thought Jim.

    The Stolen Singer

    Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger

  • Barbara did as he commanded with the expression of a biddable child.

    The Penalty

    Gouverneur Morris

  • He was a biddable enough beast, and, being a little deaf, he knew not fear.

  • And Art was always good and biddable with her; never gave any back-talk, or was contrary.

    Candle and Crib

    K. F. Purdon



British Dictionary definitions for biddable

biddable

adjective

having sufficient value to be bid on, as a hand or suit at bridge
docile; obedient
Derived Formsbiddableness, nounbiddably, adverb
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